Some more links and physics applets (or "physlets"):
Some physics applets from MSU
More physics applets from MSU
Physlets from Davidson College. An organized collection
of physics applets ("physlets") from a textbook with CD. It includes questions based on the applets. Look under Part II:
More physlets, this time scripted by Peter Sheldon `89,
a professor at Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
A lot of math and physics applets. The ripple tank applet has an
ENORMOUS number of options: try adding in your own walls to the plane wave simulator.
The Virtual Physics Laboratory at National Taiwan Normal University
You can find the applets through a link to each subject area at the top of the page.
Nori's Personal Computer Physics page. Contains applets
and QuickTime movies. I suggest adding your own homemade sound effects to the "Billiards of Molecules" applet.
Physics 2000 at UC-Boulder. Each of the three "units" -
Einstein's legacy (modern physics and technology), The Atomic Lab (quantum physics), and Science Trek (how things work) -
contains a large collection of applets. Beware of old male prof answering young female's silly questions.
From ExploreScience.com. A collection of Shockwave programs
illustrating various physics concepts, including waves and optics.
This one is in French. Some of the applets, such as the
Fourier synthesizer, are more self-
explanatory than others.
The HyperPhysics website at Georgia State University.
This site has helped me with many a lab writeup. No applets, just some java calculators and a very well-organized summary of
King's University College in Canada. Another
collection of applets on general physics topics.
Four applets on Fresnel diffraction, the Cornu spiral, and
Brownian motion and diffusion into a liquid. Whatever you do, don't click on the pop-up ads!
Waves and Optics:
The Science Joy Wagon. Contains various
interactive applets and Shockwave demonstrations.
Only two applets towards the bottom, but a bunch of Mathematica
animations from some guy at Kettering University. Kind of unwieldy, but pretty thorough text explanations.
standing pressure waves in tubes. (Unfortunately, I was not able to find one single website that contains links to both
Very introductory material on the physics of sound
from the electrical engineering department of San Jose State University. There is a succinct explanation of logarithmic
Links to two applets on
Fraunhofer diffraction and the Huygens-Fresnel principle. The link itself is in German, but the applet info is in English.
Several applets on optics from York University
in Canada. Look under "Web-tutorials on:"
A Shockwave piano. Has links to applet pipes, a drum, and
more things with which you can waste your time.
A "virtual guitar" applet. Pretty neat.
The "Little Shop of Music" at Colorado State University.
Has Shockwave programs used in a Physics of Sound and Music course. "Auditory Illusion" and "The Beat Goes On" are the most
A large collection of links on the physics
A 1999 Scientific
American article on the throat singers of Tuva, Siberia.
Interactive notes from a Music and Computers course
at Dartmouth. You can access the various applets on each topic by clicking on the pulsating apples.
A speech analyzer. That is, a speech viewing and
analysis software thingy.
A Physics Today article on how humans map sounds.
Lecture notes from a
course on hearing and sound perception at the University of Sussex.
Several applets on sound and modern physics from a
Professor Dan Boye, again at Davidson College.
The department of Mathematics and Statistics at
Langara College. A really large collection of links to various internet resources in mathematics.
An instructive site from Rice
University: how to build an inexpensive Galilean-type telescope.